Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Egg Beaters - Deal of the Day

It looks like egg, smells like egg, hey, it even taste like egg! This Deal of the Day is close enough to the real thing to almost fool The 99 Cent Chef. If you did not see it poured from its carton -- the end result being a yellow, firm and fluffy plate of eggs before you -- it could pass for fresh scrambled. Don't add salt; this 15 oz. carton of "Cheese & Chive" flavored Egg Beaters has enough. Just add some pepper.

Made with real egg whites and way too many chemicals and additives (just read the ingredients label), this low-fat, low cholesterol, morning protein pleaser tastes fine. It is a quick scramble, but does not easily form into an omelet -- not fluffy enough; yokes are sorely missed. Because it is made with egg whites, you still need to use non-stick pans with a drizzle of oil or oil-spray. The carton carries enough for about four servings -- not bad. I've seen it in a couple of neighborhood 99c only Stores cold deli cases for the last couple of weeks, in Cheese & Chive and Garden Vegetable flavors.




After cooking and plating Cheese & Chive flavored Egg Beaters, I actually felt crunch from biting into a chive! -- although, just a one-time crunch. The most disappointing flavor was cheese. Not much, and certainly not the creamy, melting clots of cheese you get in a real egg and cheese scramble.
The texture and taste of the eggs are surprisingly fresh.





It seems every new scientific "egg study" comes back contradicting the last one. Are eggs good cholesterol or bad? Is it good fat or bad? While Cheese & Chive Egg Beaters is a low-calorie breakfast alternative, this Chef will stick with the real thing.
On a scale from 1 to 9, 9 being best
-- I give it a 6.

5 comments:

Hapi said...

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Shelley said...

I'm still not sold on the carton of eggs, it's great in concept but I get a bit worried about about all those chemicals.

Billy Vasquez said...

Hi Shelley, I would have scored it higher, if not for all the additives and chemicals.

Palm Axis said...

I'm heading down today. Usually that stuff costs a small fortune

Shelley said...

I'm one of the freaks that can ace the Regular/Diet pop challenge that goes on every now and again. I confused the people by telling them which one was diet by smell alone. I think I'm well on my way to becoming a food snob. Or at least one that gets an upset stomach from all the artificial sweeteners. And I love butter, yup, a food snob for sure!

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